District 5

Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties

Kern County Office

5558 California Ave. Suite 310
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Toll Free: 800-851-7272
Office: 661-321-0239
Fax: 661-374-4703

San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara County Office

402 South Miller Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Toll Free: 877-369-6505
Office: 805-349-9656
Fax: 805-349‐0722

Local Event Calendar

District 5 Leaders


Sarah Illenstine

District Chair


Sydney O'Connor

Vice Chairperson


Dian Nicholson

San Luis Obispo County Representative


Soledad Soto

Recording Secretary


Norma Alonso

Santa Barbara County Representative

Get Involved!

Each and every UDW member can make a difference. As a member, you can join councils, committees, free trainings, and more.

Call your local office at 805-349-9656 to find out how you can get involved in the Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties UDW community.

UDW District 5 News

‘Historic’ California child care deal slashes ‘family fees,’ promises rate overhaul. Here’s what it means for families and providers

Families of four with incomes of up to $96,300 are eligible for subsidized… Read More

California child care union wins raises in bargaining, reforms and waivers in state budget

After months of negotiations and a number of vigils, marches and rallies to spur public support, California’s unionized child care providers have reached a new labor deal with the state.

BREAKING: We reached a tentative agreement on our new, 2-year contract with the State!

The child care, elected bargaining team is excited to announce that we have… Read More